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Trump speaks with Egyptian president on church bombings

Egypt has declared a declared a three-month state of emergency in the wake of two Coptic church bombings that killed at least 44 people. Another suicide attack killed at least 28 people inside St George's Church in the Nile Delta city of Tanta. [Full Article...]

France's Fillon says would launch probe into Hollande if elected

He was second in first-round voting intentions, a point behind the National Front's Le Pen who had 26 percent, but would win a run-off against his far-right opponent 62-38, according to the survey. Among Fillon supporters, 37 percent broke for Macron with 32 percent for Le Pen, while 31 percent wouldn't answer. Fillon, a 63-year-old conservative prime minister, and his wife are being investigate... [Full Article...]

Israel closes border with Egypt after attacks

Israel closes border with Egypt after attacks One was an actual alert in response to a real rocket, while two were false alarms not triggered by ballistic launches. Just minutes after the ban was announced, Israeli military said a rocket was sacked from the Sinai into southern Israeli. [Full Article...]

Four hikers die in Canada after avalanche hits popular trail

Four hikers die in Canada after avalanche hits popular trail Colwell said blowing winds and snowdrifts can create very "dangerous" and "deceptive" ledges and cornices of unsupported packed snow on the mountain. Local media including the Vancouver Sun reported that the five hikers included members of the Vancouver Korean Hiking Club and the MJM Hiking Club, whose members are also mainly ethnic Koreans. [Full Article...]

Teacher, boy die when husband opens fire in California class

The shooter was identified as Smith's husband, 53-year-old Riverside resident Cedric Charles Anderson , according to police. The two wounded victims have been rushed to the hospital, where NBC is reporting they are in critical condition. [Full Article...]

Venezuela protesters target Maduro, vow to keep up pressure

Venezuela protesters target Maduro, vow to keep up pressure Maduro, a former bus driver and union leader who accuses foreign countries of "meddling", traveled to communist ally Cuba on Sunday for a meeting of the leftist ALBA bloc. Demonstrators trying to march to the building housing Saab's Defensoria del Pueblo (Defenders of the People) agency were turned back by police riot squads three times last week, leaving more than 60 people injured and dozens und... [Full Article...]

Fallon blames Russian Federation for 'every civilian death' in Syria chemical attack

Fallon blames Russian Federation for 'every civilian death' in Syria chemical attack The previous day US President Donald Trump said pictures of the Khan Sheikhun victims in agony, had "an enormous impact" on him. "What Ambassador Haley pointed out was, it's very hard to figure out how a political solution could result from the continuation of the Assad regime", McMaster said. [Full Article...]

Ski industry sees another big consolidation with Aspen deal

Ski industry sees another big consolidation with Aspen deal Aspen Skiing and KSL Capital Partners' proposed acquisition of Intrawest is expected to close by the third quarter of 2017. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the board of Intrawest. To make the deal, Aspen partnered with KSL Capital Partners to form a new entity. Intrawest is a North American mountain resort and adventure company, delivering distinctive vacation and travel exper... [Full Article...]

Children rights activist, Malala conferred with highest UN honour

Children rights activist, Malala conferred with highest UN honour In a ceremony held here, Guterres said the designation came for Malala's service to the ideals and objectives of the United Nations and her courageous defense of the rights of all people, including women and girls. "What I realized is if you remain silent, you are still going to be targeted by these people", she said. I pray that you will grow up strong, go to school and see peace in your countr... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump seeks options for eliminating North Korea nuke threat

Donald Trump seeks options for eliminating North Korea nuke threat The head of North American Aerospace Defense Command, which provides missile detection for the region, said Thursday she was "extremely confident" of United States capability to intercept a potential intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) bound for America from the North. [Full Article...]

North Korean ballistic missile launch condemned by UN Security Council

The sanctions include extending an investment ban to "new sectors, namely the conventional arms-related industry, metallurgy and metalworking, and aerospace", it said. Japan, together with the US and South Korea, tightened sanctions in December 2016, following North Korea's nuclear and missile tests. Trump on Wednesday pledged to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the U.S. [Full Article...]

I need round of my life to win says Rory McIlroy

McIlroy, who took a four-shot lead into the final round of the 2011 Masters before unraveling with a closing 80, is hoping his experience will help him to make up ground. I feel like every time I tee it up here I have a real chance to win. "You still need to play smart when you have to". It's the most important thing. "Even if you're not playing that well, if your head is in the right place you'... [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders to appear in Cleveland in May

Bernie Sanders to appear in Cleveland in May He added that he is "deeply concerned the strike in Syria could lead the USA back into the quagmire of long-term military engagement in the Middle East". The president ordered the missile strikes against an airstrip in Syria in response to what USA officials say was an attack by al- Assad against his own people using chemical weapons. [Full Article...]

Islamic State group claims Egypt church bombings

Islamic State group claims Egypt church bombings Peter's Square. The explosion targeted the front rows in the church hall. The first, in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, killed 26 people and wounded around 70. He ordered the opening of military hospitals to receive the injured. Egypt also announced three days of mourning. After the attack on Sunday, he condemned the actions of ISIS. [Full Article...]

Trump Considering Placing Nuclear Weapons in South Korea as Deterrent to North

Trump Considering Placing Nuclear Weapons in South Korea as Deterrent to North The U.S. Pacific Command said the missile from a land-based facility near the North Korean city entered the Sea of Japan at 6:51 a.m., adding that initial assessments show it was a "KN-15 medium-range ballistic missile". Before the missile strike, KCNA said leader Kim Jong Un and Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad had exchanged pledges of friendship and cooperation. The statement by Trump's top diplo... [Full Article...]

Ferrari goes 1-2 in busy practice session at Chinese GP

Ferrari goes 1-2 in busy practice session at Chinese GP Sebastian Vettel , who dominated the practice sessions, will start from second position on the grid. Meanwhile Valtteri Bottas, Hamilton's Mercedes team-mate, was left disappointed after German driver Vettel finished ahead of him in qualifying yet again. [Full Article...]

North Korea test-fires missile into sea ahead of Trump-Xi summit

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged the launch in a statement but said the US had spoken enough about North Korea and would not comment further. Visitors sit in front of the TV screen showing a news program reporting about North Korea's missile firing, at Seoul Train Station in Seoul . North Korea's liquid fuel-powered ballistic missiles up until now required a garrison, fuel... [Full Article...]

LG Elec says Q1 operating profit likely up 82 pct y/y

The earnings surprise was driven by the company's chip unit, which is expected to record more than 6 trillion won in operating profit taking advantage of favorable market conditions. Samsung is also a key supplier of hi-tech screen technology to other firms. Samsung has denied any wrongdoing and Lee Jae-yong has pleaded not guilty to the charges, with his lawyer contending the prosecution case... [Full Article...]

Strike kills 15, including 4 children, in Syria's Idlib: monitor

Activists accused the Syrian army of firing toxic gas on the town, killing 70 people, while the Syrian army said the strike targeted an arm depot containing toxic gas, blaming the rebels for stockpiling such materials. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but Jabhat Fateh al-Sham and the Islamic State group have carried out similar attacks in the past. [Full Article...]

No surprise here, National Hockey League players are angry about missing 2018 Olympics

That reverses the league's practice since the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan, pausing the schedule to allow its players to represent their nations in a quest for gold. The lack of presence at the Olympics will not help the cause. For us as players, we want to go there and represent our countries. Alex Ovechkin intends to go to the Olympics anyway, and Washington Capitals teammates Evgeny Ku... [Full Article...]


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